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Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Costa Rica, you should not miss to stay at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa or at least to visit their thermal resort for the day. With a wonderful sight of the Arenal volcano and amidst the luxuriant rain forest, you will enjoy with all your senses the warm water that comes directly from the volcano. The...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Tabacon is like being in the garden of Eden! We visited for the 4th time since our initial honeymoon visit and it keeps getting better and better each time! Our room was re-modeled, the breakfast buffet was superb, and the thermal waters were impeccably maintained! All the grounds are in tip-top shape. Marcel, the general manager is always very present...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I selected Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa to relax and recharge. I wanted a bit of luxury and the spa was a big attraction. The resort did not disappoint, from the refreshing welcome drink upon arrival, to the comfy beds in the rooms and the wonderful restaurant. Breakfast was a real highlight, but dinner was wonderful too. And the best...

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Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful hotel with great service. We didn't want for anything! We highly recommend going to the hot springs early, as you are likely to have the place to yourself until about 10. We have some amazing pictures in the hot springs and it's so relaxing. A must do when in the area!

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Thank jgrookett
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I begin? Everything about this resort deserves 5 stars!! The resort is beautiful with warm pools located on sight. A bus service will take you 2 min to the Tabacon Hot springs. The rooms are very comfortable with large bathrooms. The food was amazing!!! The staff doesn't get friendlier than here. I would stay here again on our...

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new york city
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Tabacon. The service was impeccable, with the staff always ready to help with a smile. The grounds were beautiful, with hot springs nestled in magnificent landscaping. The spa services we had, especially my 90 minute massage with Pricilla, were well worth the cost. The dinners at the 2 restaurants were good, but the service...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello frandon_12, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon. We are glad to read you had a wonderful stay at Tabacon. We are glad to know you had a wonderful experience and the service from our staff was always attentive and they were always ready to help with a smile. We appreciate your review and hope to host you...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tabacon was our last stop in Costa Rica, the whole trip was AWESOME and Tabacon was absolutely a great ending! When we checked in, we were told that we got free upgrade to their suite, the room was beautiful! and we even saw two toucans on the tree from our window. We had dinner and breakfast there, both were great!...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello miap349, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are glad to read Tabacon was a great ending during your adventure through Cost Rica. At the same time, it's great to know you even saw two toucan on the tree from your room. It's also wonderful to read you enjoyed our food and beverage services and...

Brewster, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in a Jr suite with tropical jungle view. Very romantic. Massages in spa were amazing in the over river water hut. Admission to thermal area was included with hotel cost and allowed us to comfortably use pools all day and take breaks at room. LOVED the robes. Soft and cozy for the thermal pools. Went to sweat lodge as...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello LovesTravel41, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are glad to read you enjoyed the tropical jungle view from your room and wonderful massages at the spa. Just as you mentioned our hotel guests have complementary access to our hot springs as well as to our hotel guests only section: Shangri La Gardens (adults only)....

Canterbury
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the MOMENT you arrive, they are there to greet you with a smile and a willingness to make your stay as relaxing and as possible. Check in was a breeze, complete with free valet parking (very cheerful, attentive). The room was FABULOUS. We reserved a 1000 square foot 2 queen bed room. It had a lovely view and was...

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TabaconGuestService, Gerente at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Hello beachdoll_11, Thank you for sharing your experience at Tabacon with us. We are glad to read that from the moment you arrived you felt welcome. At the same time, it's a pleasure to read you liked the room in which you stayed and the lovely view it has. It's also wonderful to read you enjoyed your relaxing experience at...

Tel Aviv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with two kids. It is a nice place and probably the advantage is the access to the thermal water and hot springs, which was an ok experience for the kids, nothing more than that. The price is relatively high and i didnt think it is justified.

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Hello OferRazon, Thank you for visiting Tabacon and sharing your experience with us. We are glad to read you enjoyed the complementary access to our hot springs. Tabacon is the only natural hot spring resort that emerge from the volcano and goes through the property by gravity forming in-river pools, ponds and cascades all of them with different temperatures and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star carbon neutral resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tabacon provides luxurious accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerge from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Explore Shangri-La Gardens an hotel guests and adults-only hideaway, delight your senses with world- class cuisine inspired by local fares or surprise that special person with a gala dinner in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the gardens is the resort's Grand Spa, member of The Leading Spas of the World which combines a beautiful location with a singular spa experience, where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows all of them with private jacuzzi. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 Km Northwest, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: RM1,237 - RM2,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Tabacon Grand Hotel Thermal
Tabacon Grand Resort Thermal
Tabacon Resort
Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Green Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#4 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#6 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hello! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Tabacon in a few weeks! We are a couple in our late twenty's/early thirty's and this will be our first big trip together out of the country... I've tried to do a lot of research but I still have a few questions! Please help and be specific if you can! :)

We booked a private van to the hotel from the airport - but what about once we're there? I've seen a few posts about $1-$2 taxi rides about 10 minutes away into the town of La Fortuna, but I've also seen some people say it cost them $20 to get to La Fortuna.

1. How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from Tabacon into the town of La Fortuna? (or other nearby areas with restaurants)

2. How did you book these quick taxi rides?

When I travel, I am the adventurous type - I love to experience the culture of the area. I am terrified of heights but am still open to zip lining, hiking, etc. I also want to see as many animals and creatures as possible, and I love to photograph! On the other hand, my boyfriend is not as adventurous and would love to experience the culture but in a more relaxed way.

3. What are the best adventurous excursions/tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

4. What are the most beautiful & relaxing tours that you've been on, and how do you book them?

5. Has anyone been to Extremo Ziplining? I've heard it's the best.

I've read numerous posts about how the food at the Tabacon isn't worth the money... which is fine because I would rather experience the culture anyways.

6. Where have you traveled for food and beverages that you would recommend us to go - and how did you get there?

Lastly, we only have 5 days here and our first and last day are wasted, due to the amount of travel time. (So really only 3 days)

7. What are the top things you recommend for us to do here, besides the springs?

Thanks in advance!!

over a year ago

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“It's worthwhile staying at the hotel in order to enjoy the spa at any time of the day.”
mariextra2004, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a ground floor garden room, there is so much beauty all around, view was not too important”
natmitch2015, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Excellent wi-fi; hit the hot springs early”
jgrookett, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Spring for a larger room, you won't regret it!”
beachdoll_11, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for lower floor so you can see the Koati in the mornings. Bring bananas or bread for them. They are super cute!”
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